According to the NY Times
, guidelines for blogging are being drawn up by Tim O'Reilly
and Jimmy Wales
(of Wikipedia fame). On the list are getting rid of anonymous blogs, citing sources for gossip blogging and removing libelous comments. During the Miss America '07 pageant, my wife frequented different pageant blogs where almost 100% of the comments were posted anonymously and were highly crude/libelous as well. Are websites that follow O'Reilly and Wales' guidelines improving the internet or participating in censorship?